[REBOL] Re: REBOL Browser Plugin issues
From: dness:home at: 26-Jun-2001 0:36
> That's really more of a user preference, not a programmer preference
> isn't it? If the user wants their HTML to open in IE it should be.
> If they want NS, so be it. The user is perfectly capable of changing
> their default browser to either one. I think it would be rather evil
> if you could make a script that changed the default browser to NS
> because your HTML shows better in that one. Then you've messed with
> the user system prefs. I would be very annoyed if a program did that
> to me. I set up my defaults carefully and like to keep them that
> way... don't you?
But I'm afraid you're missing the point a bit.
In windows I have no problem using several different Browsers. Depending on purpose
various of my machines have different `defaults' depending on the purpose of the
machine. None of this causes much trouble at the windows level because you can always
drag and drop any document on the appropriate browser if you are on a machine that
has a differnt default.
In REBOL the situation, if it is as has been explained to me, is different. REBOL
apparently `wires' the `browse' command to your (windows level) default browser.
This strikes me as superficially quite obviously wrong, but I am so new to REBOL
that I don't want to make any substantive judgements yet. I would have thought that
the browse command should probably be something like `browse /via Netscape ...' or
`broswe /via Anaya ...' or whatever defaulting to the `windows default' if no /via
clause is given.
So what I was asking for was not so much some stunt to pull in Windows as it was
a work-around for what seems to me to be a deficiency in REBOL.